The catastrophic blast that shook Beirut exactly a week ago has damaged the Saint-George Hospital, killing four nurses and injuring staff, patients, and a visitor.
The hospital is located less than a mile from the explosion and was covered with shattered glass, damaged furniture, and blood stains as a result of the blast.
What the devastating explosion took from us was way beyond materialistic things. Four of our cherished nursing staff…Posted by Saint George Hospital University Medical Center on Friday, August 7, 2020
Saint George Hospital University Medical Center shared a mourning the nurses staff,
“What the devastating explosion took from us was way beyond materialistic things. Four of our cherished nursing staff lost their lives:
-Jessica Bazdjian, a Registered Nurse in the Psychiatry Department, very involved in the Department and always ready to help.
– Jessica Kahwaji, a Registered Nurse in the Geriatrics Department, a wife and mom of a gorgeous 2 year-old girl. She served the hospital with her husband for years.
– Mireille Germanos, a Registered Nurse in the Cardiology Department, enthusiastic and helpful nurse with an artistic touch.
– Lina Abou Hamdan, a Practical Nurse in the Obstetrics Department who was loved by all her patients for her kindness and help. The hospital mourns our nursing staff and prays for the comfort of their families as well as the recovery of our 100+ injured healthcare professionals.”
The hospital’s disaster management spokesman George Saad said the damage left the hospital non-operational.
Our condolences to the families of those lost, speedy recovery to the injured, and a way out of this nightmare.